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Police Logs

Friday, July 29, 2011

John Paul Carangelo, 49, of Analomink, has been cited by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks for harassment, stemming from incidents that happened between Feb. 17 and July 26 involving his former girlfriend.

Police said the 35-year-old victim from Stroudsburg reported Carangelo made numerous harassing telephone calls and sent numerous text messages to her.

Friday, July 29, 2011

No one was injured when a deer entered the path of a vehicle on State Rt. 183 in Cressona Borough on July 28 at 1:42 a.m., causing the 2001 Dodge Caravan to crash.

Police said Matthew J. Sinkovich, 41, of St. Clair, was driving the vehicle southbound, just north of Sweet Arrow Lake, when the deer jumped in front of it and the operator was unable to avoid the collision.

In addition to Sinkovich, three passengers in the vehicle were also unhurt.

Police said the caravan sustained disabling damages and required towing from the scene.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Amanda M. Hahn, 26, of Gilbert, is facing charges after she left the scene of an accident on July 15 at 10:15 p.m. on Serfass Road in Polk Township, Monroe County, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported today a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was reported stolen on July 24 in the borough was discovered in the Mauch Chunk Lake by two fishermen.

Police said the vehicle is owned by William Sparacio, 27 E. 13th St., Jim Thorpe.

The owner told police the vehicle was stolen between 12:30-4:30 a.m. that day while it was parked near his residence.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at (570) 325-4995.

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the theft of a wheel off a parked car in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Catherine M. Sparacio, 36, of Albrightsville.

Police said the incident happened between 4:20 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. July 26 at the Martz Park & Ride at the Mt. Effort Shopping Plaza, Rt. 115.

Police said someone removed the left front wheel of the victim's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier and replaced it with another wheel.

The estimated loss is $200.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police are seeking Robert Waters, 19, of Bangor, who police said they tried to take into custody on July 27 at 4:42 a.m., when the man jumped into a lake and avoided apprehension.

Police said they responded to a fight reported to have been taking place along Deerfield Drive in Mount Pocono and upon arrival found Waters at the property. Police observed a marijuana pipe and several small baggies lying on the floor of Waters' vehicle.

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned July 24 at 5:25 a.m. to investigate a one-car crash on State Route 903, south of Hatchery Road, in Penn Forest Township.

Police did not reveal the identity of the driver but said a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier was southbound on Route 903, about 66 feet south of Hatchery Road, when the operator fell asleep. The car traveled off the roadway, struck a small embankment and became stuck at the scene.

Police said the driver will be cited.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Two vehicles were damaged in a driveway-highway collision on July 27 at 12:13 p.m. in Polk Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the accident happened when Emily M. Steffen, 23, of Nattleborough, Mass., driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra, was turning out of a private driveway to travel east on Whitey B Drive, and turned into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado operated by Robert A. Derco, 22, of Brodheadsville. The latter was westbound on Whitey B Drive and was unable to stop in time. His vehicle was struck in the left front by the Elantra.

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating an incident whereby someone illegally dumped several bags of household waste at a site in East Union Township.

Police said the incident was discovered July 28 off Old Mill Road, west of Green Mountain Road.

Police said several items inside the bags will assist them in identifying the person who left the items along the roadway.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The theft of an undetermined amount of jewelry from a Polk Township home is under the investigation of state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Ralph Lucchese, 3 Upper Green Hill Road in the township.

Police said someone burglarized the home between 2 p.m. July 25 and 10 p.m. July 26 by gaining entry through a front door. The jewelry was removed from a bedroom in the home before the thief left the scene undetected.